A Latter-Day Saint approach to addiction: Aetiology, consequences and treatment in a theological context

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338521
Title:
A Latter-Day Saint approach to addiction: Aetiology, consequences and treatment in a theological context
Authors:
Holt, James D.
Abstract:
This article explores the theological underpinning of the nature, aetiology and treatment of addictions within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first section outlines the “plan of salvation” and how this provides the theological framework for the source and solution to addictions. The final section explores addiction against this background in terms of its aetiology, types, consequences and treatment in a Latter-day Saint context. In so doing it builds on the recognition by the Church in recent years that addiction is a problem in the lives of some of its members and that treatment programs coherent with its teachings and beliefs are necessary. The article concludes by suggesting that while addiction may be more openly discussed within a Latter-day Saint context there is a need to keep this dialogue moving forward. This article does not examine Latter-day Saint teaching within the wider context of psychotherapy and other definitions of addiction; rather it explores the place of addiction as understood within the theological and ecclesiological context of Mormonism.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Religions, 2014, 6(1), pp. 1-13
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
Religions
Publication Date:
24-Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338521
DOI:
10.3390/rel6010001
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions; http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/6/1/1/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's PDF version of an article published in Religions© 2014. The definitive version is available at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions
ISSN:
2077-1444
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies; Education

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dc.contributor.authorHolt, James D.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-19T11:27:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-01-19T11:27:59Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-24en
dc.identifier.citationReligions, 2014, 6(1), pp. 1-13en
dc.identifier.issn2077-1444en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/rel6010001en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/338521en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an article published in Religions© 2014. The definitive version is available at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/religionsen
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the theological underpinning of the nature, aetiology and treatment of addictions within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first section outlines the “plan of salvation” and how this provides the theological framework for the source and solution to addictions. The final section explores addiction against this background in terms of its aetiology, types, consequences and treatment in a Latter-day Saint context. In so doing it builds on the recognition by the Church in recent years that addiction is a problem in the lives of some of its members and that treatment programs coherent with its teachings and beliefs are necessary. The article concludes by suggesting that while addiction may be more openly discussed within a Latter-day Saint context there is a need to keep this dialogue moving forward. This article does not examine Latter-day Saint teaching within the wider context of psychotherapy and other definitions of addiction; rather it explores the place of addiction as understood within the theological and ecclesiological context of Mormonism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/religionsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/6/1/1/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Religionsen
dc.subjectaddictionen
dc.subjectMormonen
dc.subjecttheologyen
dc.subjectLatter-day Saintsen
dc.subjectbodyen
dc.titleA Latter-Day Saint approach to addiction: Aetiology, consequences and treatment in a theological contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalReligionsen
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